Beautiful Beach Visit

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Ray, Benji and I went to Tallebudgera Creek today. It is so beautiful and relaxing watching the calm, crystal blue water gently lap onto the white sand. The creek is shadowed by a hill, where you can walk along the track underneath a canopy of trees. This is the second time we have taken our kitten to the beach- the first time he was very scared, but today he was surprisingly calm! As we live in an apartment, he doesn’t spend much time outside so I love taking him to the beach where he can inhale fresh salty air, see so many different things, and get some sun. Here are some photos taken by Ray (see his blog here). Hope you enjoy!
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Easy Healthy Delicious Home-Made Pizza!

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So tonight me and Ray made some easy homemade pizzas! We made vegetarian pizzas, but you can easily at your favourite meat topping, such as salami, beef, or chicken. They are an extremely quick, nutritious, yummy, and filling dinner idea or snack. For those who haven’t tried pizza made on Lebanese bread, you should try it!! The base is really crisp and crunchy– it is really nice not to mention way healthier!

They took about 30 minutes, including preparation and cooking time.

What you need: Whole meal Lebanese bread, tomato paste, diced onion, grated cheddar cheese, thinly sliced zucchini, thin strips of capsicum, green olives (I find green olives way tastier than black ones), sliced mushroom, cayenne pepper (this is optional, but for those who like to spice their meals up a bit it is really nice!).

Simple side salad (optional)- cos lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced gherkin, grated carrot, 100% fat free French Dressing (optional).

How to make them:

1) Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

2) Spread tomato paste on bread. Add diced onions. Top with all of the vegetables, cheese, and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper.

3) Put pizzas into oven- this works best if you lay them on a square of tin foil. However if you are careful you can just put it straight into the oven.

4) Take them out after 15 minutes or when they look crisp and the cheese has melted. Cut into 4 slices.

Serve with side salad!

sdfsdAnd it is as easy as that! Dinner done! I hope people try this recipe out and realise that pizza doesn’t have to be an unhealthy dinner, but can be really nutritious and healthy!

 

Greek-inspired Red & White Hand-painted Dinnerware

Here are some new designs from my Honey Living online store ! They are all hand-painted, then baked at a high temperature to ensure that they pattern does not come off.

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Greek Red+white Mug

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Greek Red+White Pate

Don’t forget to follow Honey Living, Re-blog, Like, Comment, and Favourite the Honey Living store if you like what you see. I would love to hear your feedback!

Greek-inspired hand-painted Stone Dinnerware

Check out my one kind lovingly created designs on my online store, Honey Living. The stone bowl and plate have been hand-painted with a Greek-inspired design, adding a bit of character and warmth to your dining experience. Great gift ideas for yourself or friends- just in time for Christmas!

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Plate adIf you like my designs, don’t forget to follow my blog and favourite the Honey Living online store!

Honey Living Online Store Opening!

So I am proud to announce that the Honey Living online store is now open! The items that I will be selling will all be hand-made, and will be of simple, clean, and innovative design. I will be selling home ware, art, decorations, and accessories. They make great presents for others- especially with Christmas coming up- and for yourself. Check out the items that are listed here and add my store to your favourites to get updates of new soon-coming designs!

Framed Dream catcher Drawing- One of a kind design, hand-drawn, in a white wooden frame.

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DIY Pretty Bohemian-inspired Party

I just got back from a really nice bohemian-themed birthday get-together. It was supposed to be held in the garden, but rain drove us inside. While the rain gave the grass a good watering, it did not dampen our spirits- we set up the gazebo in the lounge room instead!

IMG_5631For a bohemian look, wear a colourful flowing dress/skirt, a headpiece (it can be a chain- see above photo-or a flower headpiece), and simple jewellery (rings, bangles, long necklaces, gemstones etc).

IMG_5633I love these rings! Combining numerous thin gold rings together is such a nice look.  I also thought having a few dainty string bracelets would add to the bohemian theme.

IMG_5764My favourite time of day! The sun makes everything and everyone glow.

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IMG_5846Love the contrast of colours in this shot- gold, turquoise, orange, and green. They are all so vibrant and complement each other so well.

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IMG_5682Just a few Kookaburras hanging out on the washing line. These birds are native to Australia and New Guinea, and have such an amazing call- it actually sounds like they are laughing!

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IMG_5667A really good platter to have at a party- water crackers, olives, sun dried tomatoes, and a few types of cheese. Mmm…

IMG_6142These are such amazing decorations! They are tissue paper pom poms hung on elastic. They look so pretty with fairy lights next to them- the light just shines through the edges accentuating the pom pom’s ruffled effect.

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Most of these images were taken by Ray- if you like them visit his blog here!

DIY Interior Decoration Tips: Black & White Colour Scheme

Have you ever been told  not to have a black and white themed room for fear that it will look bland, empty, and cold? Well think again- this is a myth!

For a minimalistic and elegant room, with a warm, inviting, and fresh feeling, follow a few simple design tips

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1) Do not be afraid to add a little bit of colour to your black and white room.

2) Have decorations (cushions, throws etc) that are not block colours of black and white, but black and white patterns or lighter shades (beige, brown, cream, grey etc). A grey throw looks lovely against a white couch, or you can even add a splash of colour by draping a lovely lime green throw across your chair.

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4) Having a rug goes a long way in regards to the aesthetic quality of your room. Rugs act as the centre of the space, around which your furniture can surround. Add a rustic red moroccan-inspired rug, or a faux sheepskin rug, to complete your space. 

5) A plant in your room can also add just that bit of colour that a black and white room needs. The deep crisp green will give your room a fresh, bright appearance.

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6) A piece of furniture in a different colour can also add some warmth to a black and white room. Add a deep blue or soft grey armchair to bring some more colour into the room.

7) As my final tip– I have found that when designing your room, you have to come from the heart. It might seem random to add a blue chair and a red rug to a black and white room, but adding different colours, shapes, and textures to your room will prevent your room from looking boring and allow you to add your unique flair!

Feel free to comment if you have any questions!

Happy decorating!

Images from Euro Style Lighting

Indoor lighting tips

Lights can make all the difference

I am an avid believer that you can use lights to spruce up any space. I love all of these images that I have found and taken (bottom left) as they show what a difference light can make to a room/area. With the right placement (somewhere that doesn’t look bad during the day time) and the right kind of light (I have found that the colour ‘warm white’ is much nicer that plain ‘white’) you can create a space that has a much warmer, inviting vibe!